Gender, Sexuality and Society offers students the opportunity to enhance their understanding of gender and sexual differences between groups and persons in an era of globalisation and migration.
It is generally accepted that differences between rich and poor, young and old, between skin colours, or between Christians and Muslims are undeniable factors in people's lives. Functioning as a woman or a man, with particular sexual orientations, holds comparable significance. Gender, Sexuality and Society is devoted to enhance our understanding of the differences among groups of women and groups of men, as well as between women and men. In an era of globalisation and transnational migration we see that new sexual acts and practices emerge within the fragmenting cultural landscapes of gender, sex, class and nationality. This means that distinctions among and between women and men are always grounded in identities, access to political power, and processes of exclusion and inclusion.
This programme offers a systematic attempt to address structurally embedded prescriptions concerning gender relations and sexual behavior that are on a par with other analytical variables such as class, ethnicity, religion, age, or political views.
€ 2060 / jaar
The programme (60 ECTS) starts with a theory course in Sociological Perspectives and a Thematic Core Course which is part of the track. In the second block students follow an elective preferably relevant to the topic of the thesis. The first semester ends with an intensive Winter School in methods. Different courses are offered in both quantitative and qualitative methodology.
During the semester students will also follow a course in Labour Market Orientation, preparing them for the labour market.
In the second semester, students start with an additional elective and a thesis seminar in which they will write their research proposal. The programme is concluded with the writing of a Master's thesis.
All applicants are required to submit additional documents such as: proof of identity, CV, research questions and written work.
Seminars, lectures, audiovisual presentations, essays.
An education in the social sciences will impart a broad range of skills that easily translate into a multitude of careers.
Specific career examples from alumni of the Gender, Sexuality and Society programme are:
* Executive assistant at Association for Women's Rights in Development
* Communications and New Media Manager at Womankind Worldwide
* Individual and couples therapist for adults and adolescents
* Gender advisor at PLAN International
The programme gives students a good basis to pursue their studies at the PhD level. Students with an excellent academic record will be encouraged to complete their Master's studies with the development of a proposal for PhD study at the University of Amsterdam.
Tuition fees are adjusted annually. For up-to-date information, please see www.uva.nl/collegegeld (Dutch students) or www.uva.nl/tuition (international students).